I’d always imagined Liberty’s kidswear department as a land of heirloom Christening gowns and smocked floral frocks with matching knickers.
The toy selection is small and so covetable the idea of collecting the whole lot doesn’t feel entirely unreasonable.
Ordering books off Amazon might save you a few pennies but choosing a great new read from a beautiful bookshop is one of childhood’s greatest pleasures.
The shop floor might not scream “bring forth the urchin”, but the beautiful kids’ products make it a tempting prospect for parents.
I’ve learnt the hard, breaking-my-neck-tripping-over-the-crap way that less is more where kids’ stuff is concerned.
While everything about The Mother Maker markets is child-friendly, this still felt like a reassuringly grown-up affair.
The self-styled family-lifestyle store solves the age-old problem of how to entertain little ones when you’re in dire need of some retail therapy.